Citing Government Publications and Websites

Citing Government Information

Print Guide

The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: A Manual for Social Science and Business Research
Covers bibliographic citation of government (United States federal, state, local, and regional; international/intergovernmental organizations; foreign) information resources.
   Shelved at: GovPub Ref Z7164.G7G37 2002
     (in the Rivera Library's Government Publications
     Reference Section)

Web Guides

Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications
University of Memphis Library basic guide to citing print and electronic government publications. Includes citation examples.

Citing Government Publications
Guide to citing government publications from Government Documents Department of the University of North Texas Libraries. Includes general guidelines, links to citation examples, and links to style manuals.

Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA (Modern Language Association) Style
University of Nevado, Reno Libraries guide with sample MLA-style citations to government print and electronic publications.

DocsCite
Fill in the blanks, and DocsCite creates sample APA-style and MLA-style bibliographic citations to U.S. federal government publications and websites.

Citing U.S. Government Publications
Guide to citing U.S. federal government publications with example citations.
From Indiana University Bloomington Libraries.

Specialized Citation Guides

Citations for NCHS Publications and Electronic Media, U.S. National Center for Health Statistics
Citation examples for U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) publications (data briefs, data releases, reports, etc.) and electronic information (electronic versions of printed publications; web pages; public-use data files and databases; FTP sites).

Citing Primary Sources : How to Cite Digitized Primary Sources (Library of Congress)
Guide to the citation of digitized primary source materials available on Library of Congress web site.
Includes citation examples, in MLA and Chicago styles, for: entire web sites, cartoons and illustrations, films, government publications and legal documents, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, and special presentations.

Citing Records in the National Archives of the United States
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) guidelines for citing unpublished records held in NARA and NARA affiliated facilities.
"The guidelines cover citations to textual records, microform records, nontextual archives (i.e., photographic records, posters, motion pictures, tape recordings, cartographic records, and architectural drawings), electronic records, and online references."

How to Cite Electronic, Print and Microfiche Congressional Publications
ProQuest Congressional guide to citation of Congressional publications. Includes citation examples for bills, hearings, reports, etc.

Citing Legal Resources

Print Guides

The BlueBook: A Uniform System of Citation
The BlueBook is the authoritative source for legal citation.
   Shelved at: GovPub Ref KF245.B582
     (in the Rivera Library's Government Publications
      Reference section)

California Style Manual: A Handbook of Legal Style for California Courts and Lawyers.
The California Supreme Court has adopted this handbook as the official legal style guide for California courts.
   Shelved at: GovPub Ref KFC75.F67 2000
     (in the Rivera Library's Government Publications
      Reference section)

Web Guide

Basic Legal Citation
Designed to introduce legal citation to the beginner and to serve as a reference on basic citation points for more experienced writers and citation checkers. Examples of citations for cases, statutes, regulations and many other legal materials.


Last modified: 6/7/2011 10:07 AM by L. Reasoner